Umaro is recruitable as a party member in Final Fantasy VI. Umaro's job wasn't listed within the Super Nintendo version of the North American game, but within the Final Fantasy III Nintendo Player's Guide, his job is given The Yeti. The English Game Boy Advance version retained the job titles and Umaro is a Berserker.
Umaro is not available in the World of Balance.
In the World of Ruin, Umaro is found at the end of the Yeti's Cave in Narshe Cliffs, past where Valigarmanda is located. He is fought as a boss, and once defeated, becomes tame. If the player has Mog in the party, Umaro is recruited. Recruiting Umaro in the mobile/Steam version earns the Bone Carver achievement.
As a Berserker, Umaro cannot be given commands, but the player can influence his attacks through his relics. Umaro has no Desperation Attack because he doesn't have an Attack command. He cannot learn any magic. According to the Final Fantasy III Nintendo Player's Guide, Umaro's special ability is named Rage.
Umaro is unique in that when he attacks he has four different attacks he can use: a standard Attack, Body Blow (body slam a single target), Throw Ally (throws a character at one enemy target, if equipped with the Berserker Ring), and a Snowstorm (ice-elemental attack on all enemy targets, if equipped with Blizzard Orb). Damage from Throw Ally is not boosted by Gigas Gloves/Hero Ring/Bone Wrist relics in terms of the percentage attack bonus, but if the thrown character has these relics equipped, the bonus is transferred. Throw Ally damage is not halved if Umaro wears the Master's Scroll, but is halved if the thrown ally has it equipped.
Both Body Blow and Throw Ally are nameless in Final Fantasy VI, Body Blow (体当たり, Taiatari?, lit. Body Blow) was named in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade. Throw Ally (なかまを投げる, Nakama o Nageru?, lit. Throw an Ally) was named in Pictlogica Final Fantasy.
The chance he'll use each attack is:
|Relic||Attack||Body Blow||Throw Ally||Snowstorm|
|None||62% (159/255)||38% (96/255)||—||—|
|Berserker Ring||37% (95/255)||25% (64/255)||38% (96/255)||—|
|Blizzard Orb||37% (95/255)||25% (64/255)||—||38% (96/255)|
|25% (63/255)||25% (64/255)||25% (64/255)||25% (64/255)|
Imp and Zombie don’t prevent Body Blow, Throw Ally, and Snowstorm. In the case of Zombie, Umaro may wind up throwing one ally at another, or even may throw an ally at himself. Umaro can still use Body Blow and Throw Ally even if riding a Magitek Armor (possible if brought to Cyan's dream). If Umaro has the Black Belt, he may counterattack with any attack he can perform.
Umaro cannot equip anything other than the Bone Club and Snow Scarf, both of which are already pre-equipped and neither of them can be removed from him. The player can customize Umaro's relics, three of which (listed below) are exclusive to him. When the player chooses to unequip all weapons and armor at the airship, Umaro's relics will not be removed.
- If he is equipped with the Berserker Ring, he can toss a random party member at an enemy for greater damage than his normal attack; precedence goes to characters who are asleep or confused, as throwing them will remove the statuses; Umaro will also nullify Lightning and absorb Fire damage.
- If Umaro is equipped with the Blizzard Orb, he can use an attack called Snowstorm, an Ice-elemental attack that hits all enemies; Umaro will also nullify Fire and absorb Ice damage.
- The Bone Wrist relic boosts all his attributes by 5 (Strength, Speed, Stamina, Magic) and Defense, Evasion, Magic Defense, Magic Evasion by 10; it also increases HP and Strength by 50%, damage and magic damage by 25%, and attacks become unblockable.
If Umaro is equipped with both Berserker Ring and Blizzard Orb, he will acquire two new abilities, making his actions less monotonous, plus he will nullify Lightning attacks and absorb both Fire and Ice attacks.
Most characters don't really benefit from the Gauntlet relic, because it empowers whatever weapon they're holding while sacrificing their ability to hold a weapon or shield in their other hand. Because Umaro only holds a single Bone Club, he has no secondary item to sacrifice and the Gauntlet is a good relic he can equip. Other good relics to equip to Umaro are the Hermes Sandals or Miracle Shoes for Auto-Haste, Hyper Wrist to make all of his attacks even stronger and Black Belt for counterattacks.
Dragon's Neck Coliseum fighterEdit
Umaro can be a good choice for fighting on Dragon's Neck Coliseum, as he has 1/2 chance of either using Attack (four times in a row if equipped with Master's Scroll) or Tackle (a single unblockable attack that ignores defense). Though limited in the equipment department, Umaro can benefit from the Gauntlet relic, making the Gauntlet and Master's Scroll a good combo. Umaro comes down to luck compared to some other characters and depends on who his opponent is, but his raw strength can finish a battle quicker than most.
Umaro is fought as Yeti in the Yeti's Cave in the World of Ruin. Afterward, if Mog is in the party, he will join the party.
Additionally, a second dummied entry for Umaro can be found within the files, weaker than the Yeti fought in the game.
- ↑ Final Fantasy III Nintendo Player's Guide, p.10